New Beauty Product Loves

Why does it always seem that when ever you need a new tube of mascara you find yourself running out of face wash, concealer, lotion, etc. too? Anyone else seem to have that pattern? Last weekend, I made a trip to ULTA to stock up on my usual beauty essentials, but I decided to try some new things instead.

I've talked before about how much I like Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Mascara. Well, they were all out of the regular blackest black mascara, so I decided to try the "voluptuous" formula instead. I like it EVEN better! It stays on longer and the brush is easier to use. Try it out!

I also decided to trade in my COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eye Liner for a much cheaper one. RIMMEL's Soft Kohl Liner was recommended to me by a makeup artist I recently worked with. Since it was less than my usual go-to liner, I decided to take a chance on it. I love it! It stays, but it's also smudge-able.

Lastly, I tried out Yes to Blueberry Brightening Facial Towelettes. I have tried their Cucumber ones, and I loved them. However, the price is usually a lot higher than the Clean and Clear Towelettes. This time the Blueberry version was cheaper than my usual choice, so I took a chance on the the brightening wipes. The smell is SO YUMMY!

You might be wondering why I spend money on the towelettes over regular face wash. I really like the ability of seeing my makeup coming off and knowing that I'm not drying my face with a dirty hand towel. With all of my acne issues it's important that my face is extra, extra clean.

Photo Sources: Chic Style 21, Fabuless Beauty, Yes to Carrots

Colorful Eyeliner

purple-eyeliner-189936The other day I pulled out some purple eyeliner, wanting to get out of my rut of traditional brown and black. I really enjoyed wearing it and forgot its ability to make my eyes pop. I'm not sure if you have experimented or tried navigating these colorful waters, but I feel everyone should give blues, greens, purples, silvers, golds and pinks a shot, especially if you have smaller eyes or lids that aren't very exposed. If you are looking to make a purchase of a new liner, I recommend Urban Decay's 24/7 Pencil. They go on smoothly and are easy to blend if you would like a smokey eye. If you are wanting high pigmentation, M.A.C.'s Paint Pot can be a great option when applied with a small angled brush.

Here are some examples...